MEDFORD (WBZ-AM) -- Tufts University is urging students to stay vigilant and walk with friends after an alleged assault over the weekend.
The victim, a female student, claims she was followed home and grabbed inappropriately as she tried to unlock the front door of her home near the university's campus just after midnight Sunday.
The suspect then took off.
"You don't want to think of your campus as a dangerous place, so it's certainly dissapointing and disheartening to hear," one Tufts senior told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe.
Tufts junior Miriam says that, unfortunately, this type of thing is far too common in this day and age.
"Honestly, I wish I were more surprised, but it seems like something that happens on college campuses a lot," she said.
Alison Dutton lives nearby and said she walks her dog on the campus all the time.
"It's a fairly safe place, there's groups of people walking around," she said. "This is why I walk through the campus. My husband doesn't like me walking in the dark. I'm really surprised and sad."
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Kim Tunnicliffe reports